From the book "Stress is a Choice" by David Zerfoss
A magnet serves its purpose very well. It doesn't care exactly what it attracts. It's on auto pilot and simply does its job. When we recognize that we too are magnets who attract people and things into our lives, we unleash the power to choose who and what we truly want to draw into our lives.
Look around you. Who and what is in your life? Whoever and whatever you find, you've attracted. That's right. You brought them all to you. You're a magnet and quite a powerful one at that.
Your thoughts, conversations and actions have drawn everything and everyone to you just like a magnet attracts metal. Do you like what you see around you in your business, your job or personal life? Well, it's all because of you.
You didn't realize you had such a strong gravitational force, did you? Like it or not, you've pulled all these people and things into your pathway to the future. Do you want to keep them along for the ride?
If you're like me, while growing up you may have often heard your parents telling you something like, "You are who you have around you. Choose your friends and associates carefully." As a child growing up, those words did not have as much meaning and significance as they do to me today. Looking back on my life, I have been fortunate to have a number of people who positively influenced my life.
Discover your magnetism and choose carefully what you say, what you think and what you do. Attract those people and things that will carry you forward to a desired state, one you truly deserve and choose to achieve - no matter what.
Some questions to ask yourself:
Who or what are you attracting in your life?
As new people enter your life, how are they the same or different than others?
Are your thoughts and conversations drawing powerful, positive influencers to you?
I have a friend who seems to fall in to more good luck. She is a happy, positive person. If something good comes my way she is just as happy for me as you can imagine. When we were getting ready for a garden tour she and her husband came over to help get it ready. They wanted it to be nice for us. She and her husband both had tough childhoods. This is the second marriage for both of them. This friend's father beat up her mother regularly. She said her mother often wore sunglasses because of her black eyes. My point is she has dealt with it and hasn't let it keep her in a stressed state - I would also add that she and her husband are Christians. They both know they can leave their burdens at the cross. They are also both very productive people. They work hard and paid cash for a recent home remodeling job that included a new kitchen and family room plus an expanded basement. Sometimes I think she is just a lucky person but then I think she has caused her luck. The reason she is not heavy is because she is so productive and is always getting things done not because she thinks about what she eats or worries about her weight. She is a role model for me.
***If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you. ~~ Oscar Wilde
(from my sister's blog again - jensgyrations.blogspot.com)